It is, in fact, accurate. Following Apple’s recent battery difficulties, it was discovered that each iPhone device deliberately slows down. They didn’t have an option but to alter their policies. In truth, the European government was looking into Apple, accusing them of participating in deliberate obsolescence, which is prohibited in their own countries. They also accused them of generating too much e-waste and demanded that Apple stop creating proprietary cords in favor of USB C, which is ubiquitous and lowers e-waste.
Apple employees signed a non-disclosure agreement, which stipulates that if they reveal Apple’s secrets, they will face a huge lawsuit, which Apple is virtually guaranteed to win.
Apple was the first to resist planned obsolescence by compelling carriers to allow Apple to upgrade devices without requiring carrier approval, and that is still the case in late 2019.
This was especially true when older devices were no longer supported by MacOS and iOS.
With each new OS version, Apple will phase off support for Mac models through 2021. This does not appear to have any technical justification.
All of the items were designed with affordability, durability, and material in mind. The customer is the goal, and we tolerate whatever we can get away with. Apple just capitalized on the circumstance.